Battle of Kingsport

On December 13, 1864, Major Gen. George Stoneman’s 5,500 Federal cavalry met and defeated 300 Confederate cavalry under Col. Richard C. Morgan.

The conference soldiers were deployed along the bluffs on the eastern bank of the North Fork of the Holston River. Union Col. Samuel K. N. Patton of Kingsport led a flanking attack across the Holston that helped dislodge the Confederate troops.